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FOX Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows


Fox upfronts

FOX upfronts are the way and they have released their Fall 2014 schedule. Some changes were made but not many. The biggest change FOX made to its schedule was Animation Domination Sunday is done. The animated block that consisted of The Simpsons, Family Guy and 2 other animated shows has been a staple on FOX’s schedule for almost 10 years. While they will still have an animated hour of programming on Sundays, they will now have an hour of comedy. Speaking of comedy, they have also wisely dismantled their two-hour Tuesday comedy block that like NBC’s Thursday night has seen better days.

The new schedule only has the shows coming this fall. FOX has saved most of their shows for mid-season.
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Best And Worst Fashion of The Academy Awards


There were some great looks on the carpet and some just meh looks. Not many outright bad dresses this year. It made it a little difficult to come up with a worst or best dressed.

Best

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

Glenn Close looked great yesterday. I think this is the best she has looked in a while. It’s just very age appropriate and fits her body very well. Her makeup and jewelry are great as well.

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

She looks great. This dress looks kind of  like her Globes dress but in a different color. She looks fabulous though. She knows what works for her and her body and she sticks to it. Fantastic. Continue reading Best And Worst Fashion of The Academy Awards

Best and Worst Looks From The Screen Actors Guild Awards


The dresses at the SAGs weren’t as amazing or as  the ones at the Globes but there were still a few standouts and even more disasters.

Best Dressed

Regina King (Southland)

Makeup, color of dress, hair is all perfection. She looks so flawless. Love it.

Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau, The Devil Wears Prada)

This dress isn’t anything super amazing but I love the color on her and she was one of the better dressed at the show.

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Love this look on her. The hair and makeup are great and she just looks beautiful. She has gotten it right all awards season and I can’t wait to see her looks at the next awards show.

Ashley Simpson

Never thought I would say these words but she looks so great. This is the best I’ve ever seen her look. I love her hair and makeup. The beading on the dress is also really great. It’s simple yet fabulous.

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Simple red elegance.

Viola Davis (The Help, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

This woman has been killing me softly this entire awards season. Simply perfection here. I didn’t think she could get any better than 2 weeks ago at the Globes but here she does it again. Best dressed of the night for me.

Worst Dressed

Nothing needs to be said about these looks. Just look at the picture.

Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, The Secret Life of An American Teenager)
Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee)
Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Takers)

Ok so I’m gonna say something about this one. This looks so cheap and I bet it cost an arm and a leg. I mean what the hell was she thinking. Ughh and is that a wife beater?? WTH?

Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory)
Lea Michele (Glee)

I just can’t with Lea Michele anymore. She just tries entirely too hard. Her look at the Globes was a mess and too sexy for a girl who can’t pull it off and this one is just the same. I just I can’t anymore with her.

Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)

This makes me sad because I love her but man is this dress ugly. Just really really ugly. Worst dressed of the night.

And The Nominees Are…


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards this morning.  This year’s most nominated film was Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, with 11 nominations, followed by Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, with 10. There were the usual suspects, some surprise and a lot of snubs (Hello Gosling, Fassbender?) The Oscars will be air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be hosted by soon to be 9 time host, Billy Crystal. Check out all the nominees below.

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo 
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse 

*Where did Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close come from? I just think that if they were gonna put another movie in that slot that maybe Bridesmaids or The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo should have been there.

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

*Jonah Hill was great in Moneyball but I just think it’s kind of funny that the actor that brought us great films like Grandma’s Boy and Accepted is now nominated for an Oscar.

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango 

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
War Horse

Costume Design
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Kevin Tent
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker 
Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen

Makeup
Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng 
The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Monyeball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Watch The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence announce the nominees with Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.